Samuel Ogundipe: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Samuel Ogundipe
School: Arizona Christian Univeristy
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My goals we’re to be the most dominant receiver in my conference! I wanted defenses to know that not only myself, but the entire receiver core for ACU was one of the best that they would face!
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Physical, reliable, instinctive.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Training has always been very important to me! Working on my craft is an everyday job. My draft training has already occurred. I’m working at ELITEU in Scottsdale, Arizona with Rube Oliver. He’s trained a number of professional athletes such as JJ Nelson from the Arizona Cardinals. Everything we work on is critical to pro day and combine testing. No time to chill or relax it’s now or never!
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When it comes to film, I try and put myself in the Quarterback’s shoes! Not just looking at Defense Backs, but everything that a defense could throw at us. Secondly, the pros and cons of key players. Do they take plays off? Type of DB, are they physical or a cover Corner/Safety.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from other players at my position is my willingness to work and doing what’s necessary to get the job done! I am always in the right place! QB never has to worry about me being where I need to. My IQ of the game is probably my best attribute as a football player. I’ve played inside and outside and have ran all routes in the route tree!
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The skills I will bring to a team is my ability to lead by example! I’m not a vocal leader, but I do the right things and conduct myself as a professional on and off the field! I’m a special teams player. I can help in all phases of special teams. I will go above and beyond to do what is necessary to get MY JOB DONE! I’m a true individual, I’ll treat the owner of organization just like I’ll treat the janitorial of the facility. I want to use my platform to motivate individuals in my situation.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I want scouts to know if you provide me with the opportunity it will be one to change your organization! I have a passion and love for the game. I come to compete everyday. I’m a small school guy with big name talent and have what it takes to make it. I’ve put in sleepless days to make my craft even better!